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DATA: from 17 November 2018 to 06 January 2019.
PLACE: Naples Italy.
Few cities in the world are able to evoke the spirit, art and tradition of Christmas ... all year round.
Naples is certainly one of these.
A city in which the Crib is an art that has been handed down for generations. A tradition that has its roots in the eighteenth century.
San Gregorio Armeno is the beating heart of Christmas in Naples. The one that is universally recognized as the street of artisan shops and Cribs. Real works, unique in their kind. Small jewels.
Christmas in Naples is rediscovered along the streets of the historic center. San Gregorio Armeno is the starting point, or arrival point, of a suggestive walk through alleys, evocative views, splendid buildings and marvelous religious places. The decumani. The homonymous church, with the cloister and the splendid bell tower. Piazza del Gesù and San Domenico Maggiore ....
And above all, a gastronomic tradition that translates into authentic masterpieces for the palate.
From the end of November, to the beginning of January, the most anticipated crib fair, with stands and the ever-present cribs of all shapes and sizes. Works that are often original and, therefore, truly unique. Among the shops, you can admire the extraordinary miniatures of the protagonists of Italian political events. Artists and actors. And the classic nativity.
Among the stalls, of course, there will be souvenirs, decorations and decorations.
Appointment Saturday 17 November 2018, at 17.00, in the evocative Piazza San Gaetano, for the inauguration of the 2018 Fair.
Throughout the Christmas period in Naples, in the streets of San Gregorio, you will come across the figure of "O 'Pazzariello". To him the task of entertaining tourists, passers-by or just curious, with his sympathy.
Not to be missed, at the civico 14, the presepalbero, great news of this edition. A work composed of a traditional Christmas tree that contains the traditional scenes of the Neapolitan nativity scene.
In Quarto, about 10 kilometers from the center, there is the Santa Claus Village, at the "Sun Park" Playground. For the occasion, it hosts markets, rides, workshops, activities and shows for children.
Until 21 December 2018, it is only open on weekends, from 10: 00 to 21: 00.
From 22 / 12 / 2018 to 06 / 01 / 2019, it is open every day with the same times.
Those wishing to reach the village by public transport can use Corcumflegrea from Naples, and get off at the Quarto Centro stop. You will arrive in about 15 minutes of walking.
The Neapolitan gastronomic tradition, just during the holidays, reaches one of its highest expressions. Especially in terms of desserts. Aromas of honey, cinnamon, cloves, aniseed, nutmeg. It is Christmas of tradition. As soon as they see each other, it means that Christmas is almost upon us.
Confetti, candied fruit and a cascade of honey cover the delicious struffoli, tasty rounded and fried dough. Wonderful.
Black and white are the dominant colors of two other traditional desserts. THE Raffaiuoli, as they call them in Naples, are glazed sponge cakes. THE mustaccioli, they are sweet covered with dark chocolate. And then, space a Rococo e Susamielli, delicious and tasty.
Although Sicilian, the Cassata is one of the inevitable desserts to try, during Christmas in Naples.
In December, between exhibitions, events and shows, you never get bored.
Among the many events, the 26 and 30 December, at 20: 30, appointment at the Monumental Complex Donnaregina for the Christmas concert. The union between the Great Italian Opera and Neapolitan tradition, with the Three Tenors.
In Salerno, about 50 kilometers from here, Luci d'Artista it is a truly unique opportunity to admire fantastic luminous works of art. Not to be missed.
On holiday with your children, do not miss the interesting Brikmania, a fantastic exhibition set up at Palazzo Fondi, dedicated to Lego bricks. It is the largest exhibition in the world, with models dedicated to Pirates, Motors, Star Wars and much more.
From October 2018, up to 13 January 2019, from Monday to Friday, from 15: 00 to 20: 00; Saturday, Sunday and holidays, from 10: 00 to 20: 00.
The full ticket costs 12.00 € per person; reduced, 10.00 €.
More info on the official website, brikmania.it